Overview: Environmental education officers are responsible for creating awareness of environmental issues, as well as promoting conservation and sustainability. They also deliver presentations in schools, or host groups at sites such as nature reserves. A degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Biology or a closely related field is beneficial for Environmental Education Officers. A degree in a field such as Education or Communications can also be of great benefit. Some duties include: Manage the budgets of educational projects and programs. Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and prepare reports for submission to funding bodies. Generate income for projects through fundraising activities. Organize and coordinate events to raise awareness of environmental issues. Investigate potential external sources of funding and prepare any necessary funding request applications. Respond to requests for information on educational issues from teachers, educationalists and colleagues. Give talks in schools or to community groups on environmental issues. Research and develop educational programs and resources for schools, adults, families, community groups or visitors to sites of special environmental interests.
Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, Education Geographers, Sustainability Geographers
Skills: Environmental Management, Communications
Written by Christopher Hinojosa